Opinion

Are they serious? Another ridiculous attack on Trump.

When assaults on Trump’s cabinet members fail to interest readers, the liberal news media turns to attacking him where they think it must hurt most: his food preferences.

On February 25th, President Trump abandoned the press like he does from time to time. He snuck away to get dinner at the steakhouse inside his new Washington, D.C. hotel. The press wasn’t allowed to join him. The one reporter who was allowed to tag along had no idea where the President was going, and once they arrived he was forbidden from entering.

Trump had a dinner with friends. One of them was Nigel Farage, the UK political leader of the Brexit vote. He and Trump are allies. Ivanka also joined them. But the big news is how Trump ordered his steak.

THE CULINARY ATROCITY

The blasphemy that went down in that restaurant goes like this: Trump ordered a 28-day, dry-aged New York strip steak, had it cooked to well-done, and then, after it arrived, smothered it with ketchup. This report circulated liberal news outlets and food blogs alike. The Washington Post couldn’t help taking a petulant jab:

Trump ordered a strip steak, which he ate per his preference, well done and with ketchup, as if the entree would be accompanied by a sippy cup

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The Huffington Post also takes a jab:

Ketchup, a beloved condiment among children, has a powerfully sweet flavor. So strong that it overpowers other foods, such as the subtle umami flavors that can only be found in a $54 28-day dry-aged steak. Considering the other things we’ve learned that Trump eats, we’re not entirely surprised.

Leftist blogger Perez Hilton is known for his celebrity gossip website and trashtalk. Readers of his site are randomly asked to take polls. The polls often relate to current events.

No doubt, Hilton hopes his polls will confirm that his large readership feels the same way as he does over some controversial issue. That’s why one poll last week had to do with steaks. It asked: “How do you like your steak prepared?”

I’m sure Hilton was disappointed by the results. Turns out, 65% of the respondents preferred their steak prepared medium or higher or don’t eat steak at all:

These results are on par with those gathered by another website.

TRUMP REPRESENTS THE TASTES OF MOST AMERICANS

The polls indicate that most Americans do not like steaks prepared medium-rare and below. But if you spend much time reading about how to prepare steaks, you’d think that only uncultured nitwits eat a steak prepared medium or higher. In a 2013 Esquire interview with the late, renowned food writer Joshua Ozersky, he confessed to showing signs of “bad breeding” because of how he liked his steak — medium.

That’s the angle the liberals push: smart people like rare steaks. Dumb people like cooked steaks. At least, that’s what the Washington Post insinuated. Trump likes cooked steaks, so he must be dumb. So are most Americans. Those who like undercooked hamburgers, which is supposed to also apply to those who like undercooked steaks, have higher levels of education.

Those who have higher levels of education have spent their lives, first in public school, then probably in some liberal arts college program (going into way too much student debt), being indoctrinated into liberal ideology. So it’s no wonder that people who’ve been trained to think like liberals would have the same tastes as liberals.

But I digress.

Is eating rare steak akin to the emperor wearing new clothes? Or rich people spending millions on bad art?

WHAT WASN’T REPORTED

What wasn’t reported was how excited everybody in the restaurant was to see Trump walk in. Trump entered the hotel lobby with his secret service guards fanning out around him. He was mobbed by excited fans.

After figuring out what was going on, the whole restaurant stood up and gave a round of applause at Trump’s presence. The President was generous with his time. He stopped to let people take selfies with him. One lady shouted out that it was her birthday:

One woman shouts at him “Donald, it’s my birthday!” Trump stops and says “Happy birthday,” as he hugs the elated woman. “How about a birthday present? Let’s take a photo,” he says to her, afterward telling the woman she looks very young and has great skin.

That sounds like Trump.

No one knew the President would be coming to eat, except for the IJR reporter who had been tipped off. He arrived hours early. He was able to ask Trump one question as he was walking out: if he would be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?

When Trump smirked at the reporter and responded “No,” the crowd standing around the reporter cheered Trump’s answer. No matter how much the media pouts about Trump cancelling his appearance at the annual dinner, it seems they’re the only ones who care. Regular people probably don’t care at all, and Trump fans are delighted to no end that he has stuck his thumb in the media’s eye.

So, ashamed and humiliated, they instead regurgitate old news. The New York Times and Washington Post were running stories about how Donald Trump likes his steaks a year ago.

They hope you’ll be distracted by this new round of cold leftovers.

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